A woman who received the flu shot developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which left her debilitated and in hospitals for nearly four years.
Sarah Behie filed a claim in the Vaccine Court within the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (“VICP”). Ms. Behie recently settled the case for $11.6 million, plus another million for lost wages and pain.
The flu shot, in particular, has been causing injuries and illnesses at a high percentage. Last year, the flu shot dominated the list of vaccine injuries that were compensated. Of those flu shot injuries, a large percentage were GBS.
Since 1989, the VICP has paid out nearly $2.9 billion for injuries resulting from vaccines.